Collection No. 2

by Dean Batten

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04:15
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03:14
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04:17

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released December 3, 2015

All songs written by Dean Batten
Tracks 1, 2, 4 and 6 co-arranged
by Chris Veilleux
Closing Saxophone Quartet
written, arranged and performed
by Chris Veilleux

Personnel:
Guitar, Keys, Strings, Piano,
Vocals - Dean Batten
Bass - Brian Johnson
Percussion - Daniel Lunde
Sax - Chris Veilleux

Recorded and Engineered by
David Chamberlin in the bedroom
of Teal Studios in Daytona Beach
Shores, FL

Mixed by David Chamberlin, Dean
Batten and Chris Veilleux at the same
place

Produced by David Chamberlin and
Dean Batten

Back cover art by Emily Nakamura
Front cover photo by Jaelon Robbins
Hand script font by Emily Nakamura
Art layout and direction by Danielle
Rimart and Dean Batten

Special thanks to my mom for letting
us use her baby grand piano and eat
her food

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Track Name: No Name #5
There's fall on the wind
Don't call me your friend
I'll tell you again
There is a war
There is a war

So pour me a drink
It's not what you think
I'll call up my shrink
It's always a war
There is a war
Inside

Don't fight a war for love
If you don't know who the enemy is
Just fight the war of grief
With no enemy but loneliness

I have never been a soldier
I'm just hiding in the scene
When I'm drunk or when I'm sober
You know my enemy's still me

She was unlike any other
Any dream I can conceive
I first had her in a bathroom
These things just end in misery

Won't try again when we are older
We've had our time between those sheets
Somebody else will be her lover
Maybe they'll make her happy
Like I could not

There's fall on the wind
Don't call me your friend
I'll tell you again
There is a war
There's always a war
Inside
Track Name: Heart Cop
I wish I was a heart cop
So I could make this damn traffic stop
I'm sitting by the vacuum machine
Still wishing I could maybe feel clean

Street lamp looks like a second lover's moon
If we walk now we can be home real soon
But I'm sitting by the vacuum machine
Watching my fingers turn to misty pink steam

Washrag is off the hook
If I speak everyone else will look
And I don't want to take up their space
With my numbness all in their face

Aren't you mad how you are?
Aren't you always scared you'll take it too far?
I know that I am
But I only take what I think I can stand

Water comes in different hues
The sky comes in more than just blue
I'm sitting by the vacuum machine
At a gas station, two thirty in the morning

It's not what it seems when all the world is green
Track Name: Kali the Destroyer
It's easy to love someone
That you barely know
When you figure them out
It's time you go

With Kali the Destroyer
Instigating the shifts
I would give anything
Not to live like this

You think you understand
What you're doing to the man
But you don't have the slightest clue
Do you?

You'd better make a plan
A flash in the pan or a slight of hand
Disappear into the blue
Your favorite hue

Can you tell me
What it is about me
That you can't seem to want?

My head's so ugly
And I might act happy
But I'm waiting for this to just stop

It's easy to love someone
That you barely know
When you figure them out
It's time you go

With Kali the Destroyer
Instigating the shifts
I would give anything
Not to live like this
Track Name: Flowers for Janey
Tear me down
It's what I need
Tear me into pieces
You can't see
I want to be invisible

Bored out of my brain
Pick some flowers for Janey

Driving through
Saint Augustine
Kamel Reds and magic machines
I want to be out by the fort
First left past the fork
Then we'll go home

Standing in the rain
Taking pictures of Janey

Making up a day
Picking flowers for Jane

Kissing in crochet
Picking flowers for Janey

Bored out of my brain
Picking flowers for Janey, Janey
Track Name: Protons
We were just protons
Particles colliding
Touched for a second
Mad for a minute
Then bounced separate ways

I was just angry
Pissed at myself
And you don't deserve it
The heat off my conscience
Raining on your parade

Now I'm waiting for someone to come
To black out the sun
And bring on the clouds
It's never or now
AS you're floating away
Into empty space
And I'm singing I love you
I love you

We were just protons
Particles kissing
Connected for an instant
Regret for a lifetime
But that's still okay

Outside is foggy
We go inside
I'll grab a blanket
She likes my new jacket
Even though it's too wide

Her eyes are sparkly
Her hands are my size
She's better than you were
She acts as my mirror
And I don't have to lie
When I say I love you
I love you
Goodnight